Creating your Own Stencils

Autumn Blessings

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Autumn Blessings card created by Martha Lucia Gomez by creating a stencil from a die cut and amsking apper and then daubing Kaleidacolor inks through her stencil.

I love to use die cuts in my creation. For this card I did something slightly different—I used a die to create a stencil with masking paper. Let me show you how you can make one just like it!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes



Step 1

Pass the die cut through the big shot with the masking paper.


Step 2

Carefully remove and keep all the pieces from the die cut. Is very important to keep the negative parts.


Step 3

Remove the backing and adhere the outline where you want the image to appear on your cardstock.


Step 4

Carefully place the big cutout piece in the negative. Then remove backing from the smaller pieces and place appropriately. Lift out the big cutout.



Step 5

Apply the ink over the masking area using sponge daubers. I used a combination of colors between Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine and Fresh Greens.


Step 6

Ink a piece of cardstock with VersaMark and cover it with Vintage Plum Embossing Powder. Melt with the heat tool. Cut the word Blessings with a die cut.


Step 7

Adhere your die cut. Stamp the complement to your sentiment using one of the colors from Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine. Adhere to a coordinating frame and card base.



  • Masking Paper
  • Cardstock – vanilla, green
  • Die-Namites – Acorn Foliage Die Cut
  • Gina Marie Designs – Blessing Die Cut
  • Hero Arts – Autumn Stamp Set
  • Liquid adhesive






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